August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Someone Called "Case Keenum" Will Start for Houston Texans


One could think of no better situation for a second year pro to get his first professional start as a quarterback than against the NFL’s best defense in one of the league’s most hostile environments in a (mostly) nationally televised game. Good job, good effort, Gary Kubiak.

Case Keenam, two years removed from playing college ball at Houston, will make his first NFL start in those exact conditions Sunday afternoon. The announcement was made today.

To his credit, Keenum was very good at Houston, throwing for 155 total touchdowns and studying under Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin. However, many NFL scouts believe he was not cut out for the NFL, which caused him to go undrafted in 2012. Houston signed him as an undrafted free agent shortly after.

Keenum’s Twitter profile contains only a Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31. Here’s what that says (New American Standard Version).

Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

From an individual standpoint, Keenum’s wait paid off. Gotta be happy for him in that regard. Too bad it has to happen against the Chiefs at Arrowhead, though.

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